Rollover Crash Injures Two

Two men suffered serious injuries Sunday after being ejected in a one car rollover accident along Highway 50.

The crash happened on Highway 50 south, near mile marker 42 and according to the Colorado State Patrol, evidence at the scene indicated that the driver of the 1991 Nissan Maxima, registered to a Clifton man in his early 20's, swerved off the road then overcompensated trying to regain control.

The car rolled down the embankment, stopping more than 100 feet from the roadway, ejecting both occupants.

Both men were taken to St. Mary's Hospital, one with critical injuries.

And while no official cause has been found, police believe they may have evidence of one contributing factor.

"Many beer cans were found in and around the vehicle and troopers are at St. Mary's investigating to see if alcohol is involved," Trooper Ron Greasley said.

Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt and Trooper Greasley added that speed is also being looked at as an additional cause.


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